Port Hardy fisherman upset with the mess left behind on the riverbank

Dear editor,

On March 11 my friend and I went fishing at the clay banks on the Quatse River. We came upon a sight that made us furious. Some fishermen had left a mess on the riverbank. They left 31 beer cans and fishing lure packages all over. They cut down 17 trees to make a fire, leaving three-foot-high stumps.

It took us an hour to clean up the mess.

Careless people such as these fishermen and others who cut down trees and leave their garbage all over the river banks, lake shores and beaches should be heavily fined for destruction of the most beautiful places on the North Island.

Please, everyone, take your garbage with you and leave these places as beautiful and serene as you find them.

Jim Evans

Port Hardy